Lead exposure during demolition of a steel structure coated with lead-based paints. I. Environmental and biological monitoring.

@article{Spee1987LeadED,
  title={Lead exposure during demolition of a steel structure coated with lead-based paints. I. Environmental and biological monitoring.},
  author={T Spee and Willem C. M. Zwennis},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  year={1987},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={52-5}
}
Demolition of a steel railway bridge was carried out by nine workers using flame-torch cutting. The air in the breathing zone of the workers contained from 2 to 38 mg of lead/m3, which is a very high level in comparison with the Dutch exposure limit of 0.15 mg/m3 (8-h time-weighted average). Without very effective respiratory protection these concentrations may result in acute lead poisoning. Upwind of the flame-torch exposure the level was below the exposure limit, whereas downwind lead… CONTINUE READING

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